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Podcast 133 – it comes with some sticky tape!

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Dan and Garry. This weeks topics were HTC and the M9 and M9 Plus, March of the Droids that Dan and I attended last weekend, having a play with the Honor 6+, the

Podcast 133 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Garry. This weeks topics should be about the Remix Tablet, the O2 buyout, HTC One M9 reviews going live, Dan and his M9, me and my Doro,

Hannspree announce a Sports Watch

Hannspree manufacturer Android tablets, TV equipment, monitors, Windows 8 all in one PCs and now a wearable fitness tracker that they are calling the Sports Watch. It looks a lot like a Misfit and the key point is the price. £29.99. This could be quite good…. Key

Podcast 132 – It’s time to March!

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Dan, Garry and Matteo. This weeks topics were as varied as you’d expect, we talked about MWC, Samsung, HTC, Huawei, Honor, SkyScanner, Sony and their Lollipop update, March of the Droids this weekend and

Peter Chou is no longer the HTC CEO

HTC and their management structure attract a bit of attention, be it marketing managers leaving, various Execs leaving and starting new companies, Cher Wang being handed more responsibilities or Peter Chou threatening to stand down as CEO if the latest flagship doesn’t prove to be a success.

Podcast 132 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan, Garry and Matteo. This weeks topics will catching up with Dan and Garry and their thoughts about MWC, the strange almost negative coverage of the HTC One M9 before

Arctic Sports Bluetooth headphones on offer

A few months ago I reviewed a pair of Arctic Bluetooth headphones, they sounded great, they lasted ages thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 and I was really impressed with the pricing. Well today Arctic have just emailed me advising that their latest Bluetooth Sports headphones are now available

Podcast 131 – MWC Deconstructed

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. Joining me this week were Ian, James and John. This weeks topics revolved around MWC, our favourite things that we saw last week, our general thoughts on the big name devices from the likes of Samsung, HTC and Sony

Podcast 131 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Ian, James and John. This weeks topics will mainly be about MWC and what we thought about the barrage of new devices on display. There will also probably be a

Samsung announce something a little peculiar

Samsung have announced four new battery packs, available in two different capacities and four different designs. They are called the Animal Edition Battery Packs, they feature illustrations of four species of endangered animals as part of the company’s ‘Charge the Life’ campaign, which aims to raise awareness

Motorola announce the Moto G 4G and Moto Maker for Moto 360

Motorola and their devices are becoming rather predictable, don’t get me wrong their products are great, it’s just we saw the 4G version of the 2014 Moto G coming a mile off. Which is exactly what they announced yesterday evening, along with Moto Maker for the Moto

Android Lollipop rolling out to UK Motorola Moto G owners

I’ve owned a Motorola Moto G for a good while now, it’s recently become my rugged outdoorsy phone. I’m also keeping it to see how Lollipop runs on a lower spec slightly older device, well this evening my patience has been rewarded as my 1st generation Tesco

Vodafone start taking pre orders for the HTC One M9

As you’d expect shortly after a large device manufacturer announcing a new flagship various networks decide to stock the phone, the latest being Vodafone and the HTC One M9. They’ve sent us a brief memo about it. Prices for the HTC One M9 start from £43.50 per month with

MWC – My top 3 things (James)

2015 was my first year of attending MWC. I really had no idea what to expect, Leigh and Dan have spent years going and covering a huge range of devices. This year was going to be no different, Garry, Leigh and I all arrived on the Saturday

Cellhire offer a roaming solution for your holiday

We’ve just got back from a week in Spain, you may have noticed our coverage of MWC in Barcelona. Our coverage was made easier thanks to Cellhire, who lent us a Huawei MiFi unit with a data SIM and some Spanish data.   Cellhire offer a range

MWC – Piper NV Home Automation

One of the most intriguing things I came across at MWC was Piper NV, Piper NV is a product from icontrol Networks in the US, it basically is a network attached device that allows you to create a home automation or home security system to suit your

MWC – YEZZ and their Windows Phones

A lot of buzz surrounded YEZZ this week, mainly because they were discussing and displaying Project ARA components on their stand, but for me I knew they have a range of Windows Phones and I thought I’d have a play. On their display they had their existing

MWC – Alcatel and their latest devices

Alcatel make a wide range of well priced products, phones, tablets and watches. I had Alcatel on my list of manufacturers I wanted to visit at MWC and Wednesday afternoon I finally got round to it. There was an awful lot of devices floating around on their